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Lowering the car!! Need some advice please!

I have recently bought a 19x9.5J ET35 wheels and planning to add a 15mm F and 15or20mm R spacers. However, I would like to change the suspension spring at the same time to save some time.

I am after KW spring or H H&R Sport Springs. But I am not sure which mm do I need . I want to get a flush look without any rubbing and not lowering too much with about 1 - 1.5 finger gap left between the wheel and fender.

My car is an A5 2.0 TDI with std suspension. Thanks so much!

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I have recently bought a 19x9.5J ET35 wheels and planning to add a 15mm F and 15or20mm R spacers. However, I would like to change the suspension spring at the same time to save some time.

I am after KW spring or H H&R Sport Springs. But I am not sure which mm do I need . I want to get a flush look without any rubbing and not lowering too much with about 1 - 1.5 finger gap left between the wheel and fender.

My car is an A5 2.0 TDI with std suspension. Thanks so much!
hi mate

Iam running 20x9.5j et35

I have 25mm spacers at the back and 20mm spacers at the front and lowered all round on H&R springs that give it a 30mm drop with no rubbing at all ( I have an s -line) and about a 1 figer gap.

when you say standard suspension I assume yours is not an s-line or doesn't have sport suspension (lower than standard suspension)

your spacers will be fine with the wheels you have and shouldn’t experience any rubbing

you should lower about 35 mm to get the flush look you are after with a finger gap between arch and tyre as required

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I have recently bought a 19x9.5J ET35 wheels and planning to add a 15mm F and 15or20mm R spacers. However, I would like to change the suspension spring at the same time to save some time.

I am after KW spring or H H&R Sport Springs. But I am not sure which mm do I need . I want to get a flush look without any rubbing and not lowering too much with about 1 - 1.5 finger gap left between the wheel and fender.

My car is an A5 2.0 TDI with std suspension. Thanks so much!
hi mate

Iam running 20x9.5j et35

I have 25mm spacers at the back and 20mm spacers at the front and lowered all round on H&R springs that give it a 30mm drop with no rubbing at all ( I have an s -line) and about a 1 figer gap.

when you say standard suspension I assume yours is not an s-line or doesn't have sport suspension (lower than standard suspension)

your spacers will be fine with the wheels you have and shouldn?t experience any rubbing

you should lower about 35 mm to get the flush look you are after with a finger gap between arch and tyre as required

thanks
Thanks so much mate! You basically answer all the questions that I had! U were correct, I am having the non s-line suspension. But I just wanna ask should I go for the h&r 35mm sport spring or 30mm? Thanks!!!
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Thanks so much mate! You basically answer all the questions that I had! U were correct, I am having the non s-line suspension. But I just wanna ask should I go for the h&r 35mm sport spring or 30mm? Thanks!!!
No worries Pal, go for the 35 seem as you have non s line suspension

look forward to the pics
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Thanks so much mate! You basically answer all the questions that I had! U were correct, I am having the non s-line suspension. But I just wanna ask should I go for the h&r 35mm sport spring or 30mm? Thanks!!!
No worries Pal, go for the 35 seem as you have non s line suspension

look forward to the pics
Thanks mate, but have you got any pict of your car. I am still not sure if I should go for 35mm. I don't want to get it too low, and I just wanna a reasonable lower than stock look. And I also have to travel up and down hill, speed bump and car park normally. Thanks!
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This is a 2011 with 20-25 Hr spacer and HR sport springs....
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H&R 20mm Front 25mm rear DRA spacers,
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This is a 2011 with 20-25 Hr spacer and HR sport springs....
Thanks mate, are all the sport springs with 1.3" drop (35mm) and have you got the S-line suspension or non-sline one? Thanks
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Depicted is a non s-line 2.0 (non tdi). Hope this helps.

H&R 20mm Front 25mm rear DRA spacers,
H&R OE Sport Springs
K&N Air filter, Rear
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Depicted is a non s-line 2.0 (non tdi). Hope this helps.
Is this Sport spring or OE sport Spring? Coz i saw your pervious post said that u had OE sport
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Thanks mate, but have you got any pict of your car. I am still not sure if I should go for 35mm. I don't want to get it too low, and I just wanna a reasonable lower than stock look. And I also have to travel up and down hill, speed bump and car park normally. Thanks!
if you have got instagram check out my profile @D2JML

plenty of pics on their to see my ride height
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Thanks mate, but have you got any pict of your car. I am still not sure if I should go for 35mm. I don't want to get it too low, and I just wanna a reasonable lower than stock look. And I also have to travel up and down hill, speed bump and car park normally. Thanks!
if you have got instagram check out my profile @D2JML

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Your car look sick!!! Just wanna ask where did you get the red seat belt done?

Moreover? For the lowering spring, I guess your sline suspension with h&r sport spring will be lower than mine of the standard suspension with h&r spring. Thanks!

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Your car look sick!!! Just wanna ask where did you get the red seat belt done?

Moreover? For the lowering spring, I guess your sline suspension with h&r sport spring will be lower than mine of the standard suspension with h&r spring. Thanks!
AFAIK, according to H&R they advise the amount of lowering from their springs is given in mm from a baseline model. The sport springs from H&R as I understand it, will lower the A5 by 35mm from the standard baseline car. If the A5 further have S-line or S-line sport springs on it will not have an effect on the base amount of lowering, but relatively, as I think the S-line and sport are 10 and 20mm respectively from the standard? you'll get a car that then would be 25 or 15mm lower on H&R sport springs.

As I understand it, like for like the car would achieve the same height over ground if you both go for the same lowering springs. I forgot the difference between H&R and H&R sport but I think it's 10mm?

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Your car look sick!!! Just wanna ask where did you get the red seat belt done?

Moreover? For the lowering spring, I guess your sline suspension with h&r sport spring will be lower than mine of the standard suspension with h&r spring. Thanks!
AFAIK, according to H&R they advise the amount of lowering from their springs is given in mm from a baseline model. The sport springs from H&R as I understand it, will lower the A5 by 35mm from the standard baseline car. If the A5 further have S-line or S-line sport springs on it will not have an effect on the base amount of lowering, but relatively, as I think the S-line and sport are 10 and 20mm respectively from the standard? you'll get a car that then would be 25 or 15mm lower on H&R sport springs.

As I understand it, like for like the car would achieve the same height over ground if you both go for the same lowering springs. I forgot the difference between H&R and H&R sport but I think it's 10mm?

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Thanks mate, so I guess I will be very safe to run 35mm drop as my car is an basemodel?

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Mine on -35mm H&R,s with 15mmF and 20mmR spacers.
Since these pics were taken (2 days after fitting) the car has dropped some more, probably another 5mm all round
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2008 2.0 ltr TFSi Sport

ECS intake pipe, Pipercross filter, R8 red tops, 15mm (F) & 20mm (R) spacers, -35mm Springs, Eccentric, Poly, upper control arm bushes, Debadged and Dechromed, OEM Audi body kit (lip spoiler, side skirts, diffuser and bumper spoilers, boot lip spoiler.

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Mine on -35mm H&R,s with 15mmF and 20mmR spacers.
Since these pics were taken (2 days after fitting) the car has dropped some more, probably another 5mm all round
I have -35mm HR on mine and with reference to your picture mine is roughly the same at the rear and much lower at the front. The front wheels start to disappear into the arch on mine.
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